“What Stage Am I In?”

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW – Bereavement Counselor Chances are you have heard about the “stages” of grief – possibly even before you experienced the death of someone close to you. Many researchers have developed ideas about grief stages, but those…

Hospice Advocacy

 It’s no secret that medical care is frequently most expensive in the final months of life. Healthcare professionals are using all of their skills and technology to keep patients alive. This is why Americans are living longer now than ever…

Hospice is Looking to Hire Home Health Aides

Due to continuing growth, Hospice is looking to expand its staff of home health aides. As a member of an interdisciplinary team of health professionals, this position provides direct personal care for patients with a terminal diagnosis. Patient care primarily…

Why Do I Help Hospice?

By Jaime J. Hunsicker, Esq. I started the training program to become a Family Care Giver with Hospice during my first year of law school. The college encouraged students to get involved with community service, and I immediately knew where I wanted…

Solace Garden Update

We recently enhanced the wheelchair accessibility to our Solace Garden. We are committed to continued improvements for this special space. The Solace Garden is very important to Hospice family, friends, staff and volunteers. David and Ellen Suarez, of Global Landscaping,…

Hospice Admissions

Getting admitted to the Hospice care program is easier than you think. Hospice has admissions teams that will go to meet with the patient at a home, hospital or nursing facility to assess if the patient meets the criteria according to…

Traveling While Grieving

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Summer often means travel for many people – family events such as reunions, graduations, or simply a vacation can take us away from our daily lives and responsibilities for a while. Usually, we look…

What Triggers Your Grief?

by Bill Pfohl Every time I see or smell laundry freshly washed on a clothesline I get hung out to dry. A childhood memory flashes up in my mind of summers long ago. A wave of grief overcomes me. I’m…

I’m Considering the Hospice Option…

Are you worried about how to take care of an aging loved one or a relative with a life-limiting illness? If you are concerned about healthcare for a terminally-ill loved one, ask your physician about the Hospice option. Hospice services can be…

A Death In The Home

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Dying at home is what many people wish for and what a growing number of families want for their loved ones. In generations past, death at home was a more familiar and expected occurrence.…

Making A Plan

Hospice strongly recommends that adults have a long-term healthcare plan in place. Why? Making your health care wishes known will end the worry of becoming a burden to your family. It will also eliminate any regrets or concerns about decisions…

In Search of Hope

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor   “It is hope which makes the shipwrecked sailor strike out with his arms in the midst of the sea, though no land is in sight.”                  …

Learn More About Hospice

Are you involved in a group or organization that would be interested in learning more about Hospice programs and services? At Hospice, we are more than happy to help provide answers to your questions. We can reach out to a variety…